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Saturday , July 14 , 2012
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Party people at the summer edition of D.U.S.K. (File picture)

Laser tunnels, loud music, food court, a hookah zone and a lot more! Book your Sunday for a date with D.U.S.K (Deejays United to Serve Kolkata) as DUSK Summer Splash 2012, in association with t2, takes off at Ibiza Merlin Greens at 3pm.

The dress code for the monsoon edition of the party, which will go on till late evening, is beachwear. So keep your swimwear handy to take a plunge in the pool or just tap your toes to the tunes of 15 of the city’s best deejays. The line-up? DJs Anshul, Devaa, Dharmalogy, Dippy, Harish, Jimmy, Kunal G, Kunal Bose, Rudra, Sammy, Sanjay Dutta, Sumedh, Vicky, V Society and Warrior G (better known as DJ Girish).

“The beats will be international, ranging from progressive house to hip hop and even trance,” echoed organisers Vicky, Harish, Sanjay and Bambi.

“I will play non-commercial music, ranging from techno to tech house. I hope to see a lot of madness, hear a lot of cheers, get great vibes and a lot of love from the audience,” smiled DJ Sanjay Dutta. The visual effects will be done by Veenit and Phillip.

What’s more? Hop into the activity-and-game zone or browse through the buys at the makeshift flea market at the Diamond Harbour address. For eats, there are snacks from Mocha and Gupta Brothers, rolls from Golden Spoon and biryani from Biryani Kings. Wash it all down with spirits from the Red Bull and Tuborg zones and the Blenders Pride Lounge.

Passes are available with all participating DJs and at Mocha (near Conclave) and Hybrid (3 Justice Dwarkanath Road, near the Lee Road-Elgin Road crossing).

Prelims of Crescendo III at a city school

Calcutta’s budding musicians will get a chance to prove their mettle in front of experts from across the globe. The platform? The finals of Crescendo III 2012, presented by Fiama Di Wills with Calcutta School of Music in association with t2 and powered by TTIS, at GD Birla Sabhagar on Saturday.

A handful of young and talented musicians, carefully chosen through prelims held in city schools and colleges, will perform in front of a panel of five judges — Jessica and Zsophia from UK’s World Appreciation of Music Foundation, examiner James Smale from Trinity College in London, renowned Canadian pianist Berenika Zakrzewski and writer Anjum Katyal.

The pre-lunch session will be Western Classical with contestants competing on piano, violin and guitar in junior, intermediate and senior categories. After lunch, the focus will shift to contemporary music with vocals and bands. Each category will see one winner and one runner-up felicitated for their musical skills; some will even be given musical instruments sponsored by Music Kafe and Signature. The winners will also receive a one-year scholarship from the Calcutta School of Music.

Crescendo III 2012 will be open to all till filled to capacity. It will be held from 11am to 3.30pm today..